Titanic 100: We survived

  • 10 April 2012
  • From the section UK

Just over 700 people escaped from the Titanic after it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on the night of 14 April 1912. More than 1,500 others were not so fortunate.

The survivors scrambled into lifeboats or plunged into the icy water. In the years after the disaster, some of them spoke publicly about the Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage.

Here, with the help of archive images and audio, listen to what happened through the voices of crew members Charles Lightoller and Frank Prentice and passengers Eva Hart and Edith Russell.

Images courtesy Getty Images, PA, Library of Congress, Southampton City Council and BBC South.

Music by Sidney Torch and the New Century Orchestra - and courtesy KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 April 2012.


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